A simmering debate over Utah prep sports reached the Legislature on Wednesday, with a House committee approving new requirements for the Utah High School Activities Association.
Members of the House Education Committee voted 11-2 in favor of HB413, which places the association under Utahâs open meetings and records laws and cuts the groupâs governing body in half, from 32 members to 15.
During the fall and winter, the Utah Board of Education approved and later delayed implementation of a polic
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Lawmakers are floating an unusual idea about how to raise more money for Utah schools: Borrow $1 billion to accelerate already planned highway projects because that could improve the economy and increase income taxes for education.
âOnce we do this, we know itâs going to have a cascading benefit on economic development.
Washington â¢ Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is âin the mixâ to serve as the U. S. ambassador to Russia, according to a White House official.
Huntsman, a one-time presidential candidate who was previously ambassador to China and Singapore, is in talks with the Trump administration to serve as the top American diplomat to the country viewed as an adversary by some but on friendly terms with President Donald Trump.
Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, says Utah should send a message that drinkers should stop thinking that they can safely drive if they have been imbibing at all, even a drop.
That helped him win the next-to-last approval needed Wednesday for a first-in-the-nation bill to lower the legal limit from driving under the influence to a 0.05 blood-alcohol content (BAC) â which an average male could reach at three drinks, and a female at two.
The Senate Transportation Committee voted 4-2 to endorse HB155, a
One of the things parents hope for is that our offspring will do better than we did in life. For example, my eldest daughter will graduate from the University of Utah in May, having earned her bachelorâs degree in social work.
Christie is the only one in our family to get a college degree so far.
Seven years ago, Barry Michael Zumwaltâs bouts with mental illness ended his marriage to Eliza Spears. But even though their marriage ended, their love endured.
âHe was one of my best friends, a wonderful, very loving, very kind person,â Spears said Wednesday, adding that even when she remarried, he accepted â and became a part of â her new family.
âHe was so amazing.